Patrick Jackson

Patrick Jackson

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.


–Barbara Hall

As a first generation college student, I thought the purpose of college was to earn a degree so that my only career option was not to go work in a manufacturing factory. After graduating with multiple degrees, making a more than generous salary, and working for a prestigious international technology company, I found myself professionally unfulfilled. After some soul searching, I realized the purpose of college is to enable you to pursue a path, career and life with purpose and meaning.

As the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for SoHE students it is my pleasure and purpose to assist, guide, and motivate students to realize their purpose.